This is a sweet romance. Shelley is unable to have children, and has resigned herself to living alone, at least until she passes childbearing age. Fate intervenes when Jake plants a tree in the wrong yard.
After a disastrous first meeting, Melanie and Russ become friends. Because she is coming out of a broken engagement, she has problems with trust. While she teaches him about the magic of Huna, he teaches her how to fish - and to love again. A sweet romance.
Ben first sees Kristy lying on the ground in Bon Echo Park, taking a photo of a snake. They soon discover that they have a lot in common, including the city where they both live, and where they meet up later to continue exploring their relationship.